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Model Name: Olympus SP-590 UltraZoom 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: SP-590UZ
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $449.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 13.2 oz (373 g)
Size: 4.3 x 3.5 x 3.9 in.
(110 x 89 x 98 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3968 x 2976 (11.8 MP, 4:3),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/15)
320x240 (30/15)
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Olympus ED lens; 14 Lenses in 11 Groups, 4 Aspherical Lenses, 3 ED Lenses
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 26 - 676 mm
Zoom Ratio: 26.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.0 (tele) - f/8.0
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 5x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: CCD contrast detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, High Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, One-Touch
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP, Spot, Center-Weighted, Face Detection (w/ Face Detection AF)
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Landscape, Sport, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Indoor, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Multi-fireworks, Multiple Exposure, Cuisine, Documents, Smile Shot, Beach & Snow, Bird Watching, Pre-capture Movie, Quick Shutter, Soft Background Shot
Self Timer: 12 seconds seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in + Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro1, Slow1 + Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro 2, Off, Wireless
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: TBD
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: xD
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposables, NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposables
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): No
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 0
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master 2 Software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP/Vista; Mac OS X v10.3+
Miscellaneous
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